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When I drink a little too much the next day the little punching bag thing in back of my throat gets heavy and looks like it has liquid, touching tongu?
Angioedema: You have irritation and inflammation of the Uvula. We don't know anything about you, not even your age, race, medical history or medications; therefore, no relevant response can be provided. You also don't report any problems related to the swollen uvula. I recommend you refrain from alcohol use/abuse to avoid swelling of oropharyngeal tissue which could lead to airway obstruction. ...Read more
Is it the right side: If you are r handed some time you apply more force when punching the bag and absorb more counter force with it. ...Read more
Headache: Probably because of the increase bloodflow and is exercise-induced. ...Read more
Is boxing and punching in the air without any punching bag effective like punching a bag? Does it have the same impact on my muscles?
Air punching: Although beneficial, it does not allow for resistance; thus, punching bag is more effective here. ...Read more
Rest: It sounds like you over did things on the punching bag. Hitting a punching bag repeatedly is sets up vibrations within the hand and arm. This can irritate the nerves in the hand and arm and cause some tingling and the sensation that you are still hitting the bag. This should go away within a short period of time after you stop. If symptoms do not resolve check with your doctor. ...Read more
Talk with someone: I suggest first talking with someone -- possibly a psychologist -- about your stress and anger so you can learn more about why you feel this way. There may be lifestyle changes that could be helpful to you. Make sure you're not using stimulants or intoxicating (disinhibiting) substances which can worsen stress & anger. Regular aerobic exercise can be a helpful stress release valve for many. ...Read more
I was used as a punching bag for 14 years till I walked out I am having problems with my teeth I am so in pain all the time do I need them pulled?
I am sorry to hear: Of how you were treated. In order to know if your teeth should be pulled you will need a comprehensive dental evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
I have an anterior dislocation on my right shoulder a month ago. I was wondering if I could do some punching bag workout and pull-ups?
Dislocated shoulder: Prior to restarting exercise you will need reevaluation by your doctor or Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more
I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?
Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more
My wife is pregnant and she noticed that in the back of her throat (right behind the little punching bag that hangs down) there is a brown spot.?
Diffuclt to tell: Without an exam, see gastroenterologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Heavy bag and feet: Have someone look at your stance, your feet should be planted when you punch then you resume moving. Trying to punch while on your toes is strain on feet and legs. Make sure you aren't holding your breath and aren't getting dehydrated ...Read more
I'm having soreness beside my scapula maybe bursitis. I lift weights every other day and punch my punching bag. Could you tell me what to do?
? BESIDE: If you mean toward the chest and not toward the back, it could be the serratus anterior. To throw a good punch your scapua needs to be held in place and not move so the power comes from the arm but moreso the body. This muscle has maultiple attachments to the lateral ribs and passes under the scapula and holds it in place so it does not wing. Heavy bag work=high stress to it. Pain=chest wall. ...Read more
Sir is was operated with open heart surgery (pulmonary r.P) 1year back but still having some problem but I want to punch punching bag. What can I do?
At a year the sternum-breast bone should be healed.
Work your way through cardiac rehab to check your general capacity.
Then start slow and steady to, your maximum level
boxing may not be ideal in terms of taking the hits, but I have had a patient return to that as well. ...Read more
After open heart surgery I want to punch my heavy bag for excercise. I know it will put a lot of pressure on my sternum. It has been twenty weeks?
OK: Your sternum has healed to almost full strength. You can start a punching bag routine. You will probably develop some chest wall or muscle pain as you start the exercise - because you haven't used your muscles to this extent since the operation. Listen to your body and start gradually and workup to the level that you performed prior to surgery. ...Read more
Need more info: Your symptoms could be the result of multiple causes. Some possible causes include fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthropathy, rhabdomyolysis, viral syndrome, inflammatory myositis, exercise induced pain, etc. If you are really concerned and can't think of an obvious cause then you need to see your pcp. ...Read more
Pectoralis soreness: The pectoralis major ; minor muscles can become sore after bag work. You can develop pain at the origins of the muscles bellies at the anterior chest wall, the sternum and costochondral junctions with the ribs, as well as the clavicle. This type of muscle soreness should rapidly subside with appropriate rest, ice, and nsaids. Waxing and waning deep chest pain requires md eval for heart concerns. ...Read more
I got a punch in the center of my chest about 5 hours ago and ever since ive got pain in my chest when I breath heavily and when I move exagerately?
Chest Trauma: You might have a deep contusion in Sternum or ribs. You can take over the counter pain meds for pain. But if pain persists get it checked because if you were hit rather very hard with a closed fist, it can cause fracture. ...Read more
Hi my right arm keeps feeling heavy and dead like I have been punched in it, which I havnt. It keeps coming and going should I get it checked out? Thx
Depends on how long: If the problem has been going on for a while and won't go away it should probably be checked as it may represent a pinched nerve, muscle tendon injury, or some systemic problem leading to weakness. An orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine doctor are probably your best starts. ...Read more
I punched an ottoman. My hand sweeled up for 2 days. I can use my hand but small twists and weight on it hurts. The pain is by my wrist on my pinky?
All day I've been experiencing a heavy feeling heart... Every heart beat hurts like someone punching me in the chest, but my heart isn't beating fast.?
Call 911. NOW!:
may be nothing. May be a heart attack, etc. ...Read more
Can spiking a volleyball too much make my shoulder bigger? Boxers who punch a bag too much make their arms bigger. Is it the same with spiking?
Spiking in volleyball no matter how often this occurs in a game is very much unlike boxing which is a repetative CONSTANT movement of the upper extremity DESIGNED to INCREASE muscle BULK and SIZE
Sorry......but I hope this information is helpful! ...Read more
My pointer finger and middle finger knuckle is in pain. When I slightly bend them or even when a move my wrist. I was punching my bag not to long ago?
When I punch the bag during training, my previously (4 years ago) broken ulna aches with each hard punch and will sometimes swell a little bit. There is a plate with 8 screws on my ulna as well. Is there a risk to rebreak or damage the arm somehow, or do I
After 4 years, whatever healing has occurred should be done. There are 4 possible scenerios:
1. The bone didn't heal properly. In this case, the hardware will eventually break. Usually this happens suddenly with severe pain. Sometimes it breaks with only a slight motion. Depending on the thickness of the plate, 4 years may not be an unreasonable timeframe.
2. The hardware is irritating the tissues. Sometimes the tendons that glide over the plate get irritate and cause pain. Sometimes we don't know why hardware is painful. The hardware can be removed, but you have to give time for the screw holes to fill in with bone before resuming a punching bag.
3. The plate is causing a "stress riser"--a weakness in the bone in relation to the plate that can cause a fracture.
4. The symptoms are not related to the previous injury. You could have tendinitis, a tear in cartilage at the wrist (tfcc), or another problem.
I would recommend seeing your orthopaedic surgeon and having x-rays of the forearm. ...Read more
Tfcc injured from punching a bag. On a splint for 3 months, big improvement but still a sharp pain at the end of pronation. Next step? (sport medicine)
I got punched in the stomach and im bleeding out of my vagina. Am I having a miscarrige? Abdominal pains, bleeding heavily
Well,: Well, first things first - are you pregnant? If you are, you could be miscarrying and need to call your OB doctor right away or go to the emergency room. Even if you are not pregnant, if you are having heavy bleeding and pain after a trauma and you need to seek care immediately. There could be severe organ damage that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Either give your doctor a call or go to the emergency room. ...Read more
I'm a having a miscarriage? I got punched in the stomach now im bleeding out my vagina heavily. I'm on birth control and im wondering if this could be internal bleeding or a miscarriage.
Maybe: Contraceptives are not foolproof, so you could have been (or still are) pregnant. But just as important - why were you punched? Have you sought care? Are you in an abusive relationship, or are you a boxer/mma competitor? You need to talk to your doctor about all these things. Your bleeding is not normal - seek help before it is too late! Ohope this helps! ...Read more